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Today's News

  • Bait pod fishery emerges off Brunswick County coast

    As a charter captain, I strive to give my customers the most enjoyable fishing experience possible on every trip. Whether that be 60 miles offshore trolling for wahoo or catching pinfish off a dock along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, I attempt to put my best foot forward. This element of being a fisherman is surprisingly the easiest to me. Simply having a good attitude and putting in the most effort possible typically results in a good day of fishing.

  • Fourth of July festivities ignite Brunswick County

    It starts with star-spangled concerts and festivities in Southport, then patriotic fever quickly permeates the rest of Brunswick County.

    Fourth of July events celebrating the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence are already under way and continue into the long holiday weekend.

    Here’s a closer look at local events.

    NC 4th of July Festival

    The celebrating at America’s oldest Fourth of July festival in Southport continues this week with a long schedule of activities.

  • Let’s talk about the fiasco at the U.S. Open

     

    Everyone in the world of golf is talking about the recent U.S. Open. It was Dustin Johnson’s first win in a major with a huge controversy over a rules infraction that ultimately penalized Johnson one stroke but did not cost him the tournament.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 16-26

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 16

    Identity theft, unauthorized use of vehicle, breaking and entering and damage to real property reported on Fairway Drive East.

    June 17

    Jon Williams Dysinger, 47, of 7234 Chapswarth Drive, Trinity, arrested and charged with DWI.

    June 26

    Shoplifting reported on Seaside Road.

  • Sunset Beach islanders raise environmental sand

    SUNSET BEACH —Island activists continue to question ongoing environmental issues related to construction and potential construction on the Sunset Beach island.

    The latest have to do with dune work on the Palm Cove site on the east end of the island as well as a Coastal Area Management Act permit that was recently approved for the Sunset Beach West development on the west end of the island.

  • Retiring BFA director Fred Stephens proud of agency teamwork

    Fred Stephens’ first three years with Brunswick Family Assistance started out the way many retirees settling here involve themselves with the nonprofit community help agency: By volunteering.

    “I was a food pantry volunteer,” recalled BFA’s 73-year-old executive director who is officially retiring this Thursday, June 30.

    “I worked every Friday morning and packed boxes of food,” Stephens said of his initial work that launched seven years ago at BFA headquarters in Shallotte.

  • Native plant garden completed in Mulberry Park
  • No tax increase in Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE            — Shallotte passed its fiscal year 2016-17 budget as presented at a public hearing Thursday, June 23.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, June 13

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Grilling burgers on July 4

     I bet there will be lots of burgers cooked over the upcoming long holiday weekend. On the upside, grilling burgers is a great way to spend time with family and friends. On the downside, grilling burgers can also lead to vomiting, diarrhea and all the other health effects associated with foodborne illness.